This year, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies, is offering fellowships to twenty-five deserving students from Duke University. The international event is dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema, and is held each spring in downtown Durham, North Carolina. The Full Frame Fellows Program is designed to educate, motivate, and nurture undergraduate film students interested in the documentary form. This year’s Full Frame festival will be held from Thursday, April 12, through Sunday, April 15, and will feature an array of films as well as discussions and panels. Fellows are required to attend the entire festival, from the morning of April 12 through the evening of April 15.
To apply, simply write a short letter of interest (approximately 250 words) that explains how this chance to see new films and meet filmmakers interests you and how it will benefit your studies. Please mention in the letter or briefly list your academic concentrations as well as your experience and interest in the documentary tradition, be it in photography, film, audio, or narrative writing.
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The deadline to apply is Monday, March 5.
E-mail your application letter to Hiram Rogers: email@example.com.
The Fellows Program includes students from universities across the country. In 2012, the Fellows Program will feature a set itinerary of required screenings; when Fellows arrive, they will have preprinted tickets in their registration packet. This new feature of the Program eliminates the task of selecting shows and securing tickets prior to the festival. All you have to do is show up. (Students will also have the opportunity to select a number of screenings of their choice. The Fellows Pass will allow access to shows through the Last Minute Line during times when there is not a required event.)
Along with attending screenings, the Fellows Program provides two master classes exclusively for Fellows. These Fellows Sessions will take place mid-day on Friday and Saturday, with lunch provided by Full Frame; past presenters include Albert Maysles, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker, James Longley, Ellen Kuras, Julia Reichert, Marshall Curry, Ross McElwee, St. Clair Bourne, Richard Leacock, Steve James, and Peter Gilbert.